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Mar 26, 2013 10:00am PDT
? >> important distinction. prop 8 about people's right to get playered, doma about, what to do when they're married and can they get federal benefits. >> this is a case brought by a woman who was in a long term relationship with another woman. was married. when her partner died, was charged estate tax that she would not have been charged. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." make sure you follow andrea's travels with secretary kerry. tamron hall has a look at what's next on "news nation." >>> breaking news, we'll play the audio now and from the supreme court's nearly 90-minute arguments over california's ban on same sex marriage. pete williams is live outside the supreme court. plus the latest on what the white house is saying today. and we're following another developing story. a new jersey dad, father of five, expected to make a big announcement in about five minutes. he is claiming that winning lottery ticket. the largest lottery jackpot in history. plus, bill clinton jumped into the player's race in los angeles. but why? we'r
Mar 25, 2013 10:00am PDT
doma case is whether the federal government will extend about 1,000 benefits, just like it would to opposite-sex couples, to gay couple who is get married. >> busy week, thank you. >>> the issue of same-sex marriage is among the most contentious facing the country. with both sides claiming they have moral and legal grounds to make their respective arguments. how the debate comes out could reshape how the country defines marriage for generations to come. >> every time the supreme court makes a constitutional decision, it's making a decision that certain fundamental rights are too important to be left to the ballot box. we've done that with race, we've done that with women, we've done that with every discriminated class. >> it's difficult for americans and our public policy and our culture to emphasize the fact that mothers and fathers are necessary when the law says they're optional. >> joining me to talk about it, ryan anderson with the heritage foundation. thanks for taking the time. >> i want to run through a little bit of the politics and then let's get into the legal piece of it
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